We love this exciting intensive two-day advanced level wax carving course that has been designed to help you further develop your skills in wax carving using the age-old technique of lost wax casting. (please note this is 2 days together)
On this course, you will learn how to carve a stone setting and seat out of wax using various carving tools to accommodate different sizes and shapes of stones. You will learn how to carve for cabochon and faceted stones.
This is an advanced level course and it is designed for those that have attended both the Beginners Wax Carving and Intermediate Wax Carving plus some projects on your own before enrolling on this course.
You will learn:
Qualities and properties of different forms of wax
Using wax carving tools to achieve your designs
How to carve recesses for different sizes and shapes of stone including cabochons and faceted stones
Making finished wax carved masters ready to cast
Full information on how and where to get your wax pieces cast locally and affordablyand much more...
As this is a two-day course we will be working in the wax only. Details of recommended casting companies will be given to you by your expert tutor.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class, you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea,coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 8.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.